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Greek portraits and marble heads, Ptolemaic and Hellenistic periods, Romanesque and Gothic sculptures...

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Romanesque sculpture Saint-Peter Apostle. Transition Romanesque art Gothic art.

Important statue of Saint-Peter in very strong relief. This exceptional oolitic limestone sculpture shows traces of polychromy. The saint rests barefoot on a large base with an inscription “S SIM…” for Saint Simon Peter. Flat back. The apostle, with curly beard and hair stylized in large locks, is represented standing draped in a mantle with vertical folds holding his classical attributes, the Book and the key.
The stylized beard, the wide eyes, the folds and the patterns of the clothing direct us towards a production from the end of the 12th century with still clear Romanesque influences. This work undoubtedly comes from an apostolic college.

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 Romanesque art statue

Romanesque Madonna and Child. Sedes Sapientiae.

Rare enthroned Virgin and Child in limestone carved in very high relief. The Virgin holds the Child between her two knees in perfect frontality, a characteristic of the first Romanesque virgins known as Sedes Sapientiae. Mary is wearing a crown decorated with rectangular and diamond-shaped cabochons, her face in an elongated oval with protruding cheekbones and eyeballs. The throne, of fine quality of execution, has solid armrests with two arches resting on ringed cylindrical Romanesque columns with a molded base. Christ is represented with aged features recalling the anteriority of Christ over the Virgin. He adopts the same attitude as Marie, a shoulder strap diagonally across his chest. If parallels exist with the Auvergne Romanesque virgins, the more refined style of the characters and the throne, the geological analysis of the limestone lead us to place this sculpture in Burgundy, Champagne or Lorraine, in the second half of the 12th century.

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 Romanesque Virgin and Child

Romanesque Virgin of Cerdanya. France or Northern Spain.

Rare and beautiful Romanesque enthroned Virgin from the 12th century. Our Virgin can easily be identified as a Romanesque virgin from the Pyrenees, from Cerdanya, a region of Catalonia shared between France and Spain. The Virgin carries the child on her left knee, Christ holding the globe in his left hand. The missing right arm was to give the blessing. Remains of polychromy show that the Virgin wore a golden pectoral. The back is full, slightly hollowed out of the bench-throne. The dress of the Virgin, with very vertical folds, confirms our dating, as do the faces of the Virgin and of Christ, which bring our majesty closer to the black Virgin of Belloc preserved in the church of Saint-Jean de Dorres and dated from the 12th century.
Provenance: ex Sotheby's.

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 Romanesque Virgin

Virgin in Majesty. From Romanesque art to Gothic.

Important Virgin and Child in majesty. Mary holds Christ on her left knee. Hieratic face of the Virgin, still very much borrowed from Romanesque canons, framed by a short headdress. Our sculpture is distinguished by its important museum dimension and the confrontation of the two characters, the hieratic Virgin and the child, already belonging to the first Gothic of Ile de France. The very beautiful face of the child, the short headdress of the Virgin, her mantle with remains of red polychrome, pulled under the arm are all characteristics of this period of transition between Romanesque art and early Gothic art.

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 Enthroned Virgin

Sculpture of a Saint or Apostle Romanesque period. Paris area or Champagne.

Rare head of a saint or apostle from the beginning of the second Romanesque age. Almond-shaped eyes, with very marked cheekbones, eyelids and eyebrows. Stylized hair and beard with scrolls. The original style of this Romanesque sculpture makes it difficult to locate precisely. However, we can attribute it without too much risk to the Ile de France or Champagne. Origin: Ex Sotheby's, ex Kervorkian collection, ex Robert Kime collection.

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 Romanesque sculpture

Niklaus Weckmann. Saint John. Carved linden.

Large Saint John in sculpted linden, hollow back. South Germany, workshop of Niclaus Weckmann in Ulm towards the end of the 15th century. Our Saint John presents all the characteristics of the style of the master of Ulm: the expressive face with emaciated features, the delicately sculpted and openwork hair with its striated and wavy locks. The coat features fringe and pleats with characteristic crocheted appendages and triangle tips. The hollowed back also shows the mark of the master: the woodpecker hole digged at the back of the skull, characteristic of Weckmann.

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 Niklaus Weckmann

Head of an apostle or a prophet. Carved marble.

Superb head of an apostle by an Italian master from the end of the 13th century or beginning of the 14th century. Beautiful wavy beard, almond eyes, well marked cheekbones.

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 Italian Old Master

Enthroned Virgin XIIIth century. 

Enthroned Virgin in carved walnut, hollow back. Seated on a bench-throne, her bust erect, Mary carries the Child on her left knee in a frontal position; oval face with protruding eyes stretched towards the temples, pointed chin, thin-lipped mouth; head wearing a crown placed on a veil descending to the shoulders; she is dressed in a dress with a simple neckline, belted at the waist, and a coat with open sides. Dressed in a long tunic, the Child, with mid-length hair with curved ends, is also crowned.

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 Sedes sapientiae

Enthroned Virgin. French Catalonia - Maria Lactans

Rare wooden polychrome Virgin and Child from the Fenouillèdes region representing Virgo Lactans. Before this discovery, only 3 medieval nursing madonnas were known in the Pyrénées Orientales. Our Virgin is distinguished by the quality of its execution, the preservation of its polychromy and a known origin. Mary is seated on the throne with a gentle and mysterious air. The Child on his knees holds the Book on and raises the index and middle fingers of his right hand.

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 Gothic Virgin

Head of an apostle, Gothic period. Paris or Ile de France.

Important head of an apostle statue. Long and antiquating features. Erosion due to long exposure to the elements observable on the hair. Limestone deposits. Exceptional sculpture, probably Paris, 13th century.

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 Apostel Gothic sculpture

Historiated Romanesque capital. Sculpture in high relief.

Very important engaged capital from the Romanesque period depicting Saint-Thomas and the Christ between two columns. On the side faces, holy women under Romanesque arches.

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 Romanesque historiated capital

Romanesque capital sculpted on all sides. Important Romanesque capital decorated with masks.

This rare capital of the first Romanesque art presents an ox mask on one side, a monster mask on the adjacent side and two rosettes on the other sides. The basket is decorated with plant motifs and acanthus leaves.

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 Romanesque capital

Queen marble head. Greek Art Alexandria. Queen Arsinoe II Hellenistic period

Marble head, portrait of the queen Arsinoe II as Aphrodite. The hair is incomplete because it was made in stucco following the Alexandrian custom, due to the rarity of Greek marble in the capital of Hellenistic Egypt. Ptolemaic period. Arsinoe II was deified in the guise of Aphrodite after her death in 270 BC

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 Hellenistic marble

Colonnette. First Gothic art.

Rare and beautiful column with carved mythical creatures in a floral backdrop mixed with geometric patterns. This beautiful column undoubtedly comes from a Gothic portal. The romanesque influence is still very noticeable.

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Head of crowned king. Romanesque art.

An exceptional plastic in the Cluny tradition. Part probably coming from a portal or arch. Burgundy, first quarter of the 12th century, to compare with the works of the masters of Vezelay and Autun.

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Important pre-romanesque capital. Carolingian sculpture.

Large pre-romanesque capital with two birds facing each other turning away. Interlacing frieze on the basket.

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Virgin and Child. Normandy or Ile de France, end of the 13th century.

Important virgin with gothic child. A style still imbued with mysticism for this great virgin in limestone. Gilding and traces of polychromy.

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 Gothic virgin


We give our favorites here, to illustrate the subjects and eras that fascinate us: archaic or classical Cypriot sculpture, Hellenistic Greek sculptures and Ptolemaic Egypt, and of course the Roman period. Middle Ages is not left out with Romanesque and Gothic artworks. Discover the other pieces from our collections in the thematic menus.